Nurse Practitioner - Florida

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I am hoping John Bishop is still on the list, I need some advice as to
whether my research has been correct. I came from Maryland, where NP's can
be in independent practice. In Florida, they cannot (which makes problem
solving much harder) - but there appears to be some bills that have passed
recently in 2016.



Although the end result of my findings need to be scrutinized by a Florida
health law attorney, I want to see if I am understanding my research so I
can present my findings to support the need for one to the person who
approached me with the business model.



State: Florida

Provider: Chiropractor opening a wellness center, wants to hire a Nurse
Practitioner to see patients.



So far, what I have found is that since the NP cannot practice independently
and be separately credentialed with health plans, incident to is the only
option. However, billing incident to goes under the supervising physician's
name, and from what I can find, a chiropractor cannot do that, it must be an
MD. Florida allows for off-site supervision (which leaves out Medicare
patients in a non-independent state); this means the chiropractor would have
to hire the MD to do that.



I don't believe the chiropractor can hire an MD.



I know from claims construction that billing for the NP's work must be under
the supervising physician's name, and that MD would have to be credentialed
with the group for the claim to process.



In other words, my research has lead me to the point of the person needing
legal advice (chiro hiring MD), but I want to be sure I understand the
Florida NP practice arrangement.





Karen A. Hurley, BS, CMM, CPC, CNA

President, HPMSI

PO Box 409

Parrish, FL 34219-0409

Tel: (941) 776-4822

Fax: (240) 368-0059

Web: www.hpmsi.com






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I am hoping John Bishop is still on the list, I need =
some advice as to whether my research has been correct.  I came =
from Maryland, where NP’s can be in independent practice.  In =
Florida, they cannot (which makes problem solving much harder) =
 – but there appears to be some bills that have passed =
recently in 2016.

 

Although the =
end result of my findings need to be scrutinized by a Florida health law =
attorney, I want to see if I am understanding my research so I can =
present my findings to support the need for one to the person who =
approached me with the business model.

 

State:  =
Florida

Provider:  Chiropractor =
opening a wellness center, wants to hire a Nurse Practitioner to see =
patients.

 

So far, what I have found is that since the NP cannot =
practice independently and be separately credentialed with health plans, =
incident to is the only option.  However, billing incident to goes =
under the supervising physician’s name, and from what I can find, =
a chiropractor cannot do that, it must be an MD.  Florida allows =
for off-site supervision (which leaves out Medicare patients in a =
non-independent state); this means the chiropractor would have to hire =
the MD to do that. 

 

I =
don’t believe the chiropractor can hire an MD.

 

I know from =
claims construction that billing for the NP’s work must be under =
the supervising physician’s name, and that MD would have to be =
credentialed with the group for the claim to process.

 

In other =
words, my research has lead me to the point of the person needing legal =
advice (chiro hiring MD), but I want to be sure I understand the Florida =
NP practice arrangement.

 

 

Karen A. Hurley, BS, CMM, =
CPC, CNA

President, =
HPMSI

PO Box 409

Parrish, FL  34219-0409

Tel: (941) 776-4822

Fax: (240) 368-0059

Web: www.hpmsi.com

 

Since 1996, Celebrating 20 =
years of Service to Physicians

 

Disclaimer:  =
Advice or comments in this =
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It is not intended to be used as a global solution for future similar =
events.  Reproduction of the information requires approval by the =
author.

 

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